This will be a weekly/biweekly post detailing legal issues currently in the news.
- The Arizona Adult Protective Services Act was created as a way to make a legal claim for a vulnerable individual who was injured as the result of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Hospitals are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to limit the law to long care facilities, and not acute care. [KTAR]
- Following in the footsteps of Ohio, Arizona is switching to a two drug cocktail to perform its executions. The new protocol has been used a limited number of times and the constitutionality of it is being questioned. [ABC 15]
- A wrongful death lawsuit which alleged gross negligence of medical care in a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office jail settled for $1.1 million. [Arizona Republic]
- Closing arguments are being made in the Marissa Devault ‘hammer attack’ trial. [Fox10]